It's Manitoba Time! Weekend planner for August 2 to 5, 2013 Celebrate culture and cuisine at Ukrainian Festival, become a Viking at Icelandic Fest, hitch your wagons for Pioneer Days, forage and feast at your local farmers’ market, or embark on a trip around the world at Folklorama -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!

Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival

Aug 2 to 4 | Dauphin Head out for a weekend of song, dance, costumes and cuisine at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival! From cultural displays and entertainment to learning the art of pysanky (Ukrainian Easter egg decorating) and designing your own very special souvenir, to enjoying fresh bread from wood-fired ovens, Dauphin becomes a focal point for all things Ukrainian.

Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Aug 2 to 5Gimli  By Thor’s Hammer it’s time to celebrate family, friends and Icelandic heritage and culture at the 124th annual Icelandic Festival of Manitoba! (Or as the locals call it,Islendingadagurinn.) Enjoy the excitement of the midway and viking reenactments, shop a wide assortment of crafts, watch the parade and fireworks, or just relax on the beach with friends and take in the sun and sandcastle competition.

Pioneer Days

Aug 2 to 5 | Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach It’s definitely worth the trip to Steinbach this weekend to enjoy Pioneer Days! This four-day event is packed with fun-filled pioneer demonstrations that weave the story of Mennonite culture through the centuries. There is also a horse show, petting zoo, an abundance of ethnic food, and live entertainment.


Aug 4 to 17 | Various venues, Winnipeg The world is at your fingertips at Folklorama – the largest and longest-running multicultural festival in the world! Sample exotic cuisine and celebrate the cultural and ethnic heritage of people from dozens of countries who have made Winnipeg their home.

Farmers' markets

Various locations around the province Nothing says summer like fresh food grown by local farmers at markets across the province. This is the perfect time for you to shop for locally-produced foods and discover the real great taste of Manitoba.

Movies in the Park

Aug 2 | Assiniboine Park Bring a chair or spread out a blanket in front of the Lyric Theatre and get ready to watch free, family-favourite blockbusters on an outdoor screen. This week's features are Brave (7:00 p.m.) and The Avengers (9:15 p.m.)

Rockin' The Fields

Aug 2 to 4 | Minnedosa If you're a rock fan, you don't want to miss the great music, good friends and beautiful Lake Minnedosa at Rockin' The Fields! This year's lineup includes Theory of a Deadman, The Trews, Big Wreck and Trooper. You can also golf, enjoy the beach, fish, water ski, attend the Heartland Rodeo, or visit the farmers' market.

Fire & Water Music Festival

Aug 2 to 4 | Lac du Bonnet Head out to Lac du Bonnet to enjoy the Fire & Water Music Festival! Manitoba’s top indie music festival features the best there is to offer in Canadian music with a sprinkling of  international performers.

Get Caught Fishing!

Aug 3 to 4 Surprise location Grab the tackle box and pick up some fresh bait because it’s time to Get Caught Fishing in Manitoba! Every weekend, our fishing ambassadors will be roving around GimliSelkirkLockport or The Forks looking to catch you having fun reeling in a big fish.

First Fridays in the Exchange

Aug 2 | Exchange District Enjoy the warmth of studios and galleries filled with fine art. First Fridays is dedicated to bringing together artists, artist run centres, galleries, businesses and the public for a greater understanding, appreciation and promotion of the arts in the Exchange area.

Long Plain Powwow

Aug 2 to 4 | Long Plain First Nation Join the gathering who come for the dancing, singing, local crafts and food at the Long Plain Powwow. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Long Plain Powwow is family friendly fun.

100 Masters: Only in Canada at the WAG

May 11  to Aug 18 | Winnipeg Art Gallery Works by some of the world’s greatest artists will be gathered under one roof for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s 100 Masters: Only in Canada! This blockbuster exhibition of “One hundred masterpieces to commemorate the WAG’s one hundred years” includes paintings by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol.

The art scene in August

Various locations across Manitoba Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here's a handful of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month.   Have a fantastic August long-weekend everyone!